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The Sun remembers this week in Baltimore sports: Aug. 28-Sept. 3

Ravens reciever Jermaine Lewis makes a touchdown catch over New York Jets cornerback Aaron Glenn during an exhibition game at Giants Stadium in 1998.
Ravens reciever Jermaine Lewis makes a touchdown catch over New York Jets cornerback Aaron Glenn during an exhibition game at Giants Stadium in 1998. (Baltimore Sun)

Aug. 29, 2004: Melvin Mora hits a pair of two-run singles as the Orioles (58-71) defeat the Rangers in Texas, 7-6. The victory ends a 12-game losing streak, third longest in team history.

Aug. 28, 1998: The visiting Ravens defeat the New York Giants, 14-6, to complete their first undefeated (4-0) preseason in their three years in Baltimore. Errict Rhett and Priest Holmes, a third-string running back, score for the Ravens, who'll finish the regular season 6-10.

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Sept. 1, 1986: Dan Plocki's 29-yard field goal late in a nationally televised game gives Maryland a 10-7 victory at Pittsburgh.

Aug. 28, 1974: At Timonium Race Track, jockey Tony Agnello wins five races — four for trainer King Leatherbury.

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Remembering the Orioles' 1966 World Series run for the week of Aug. 28 to Sept. 3.

Sept. 1, 1971: Left-hander Mike Cuellar pitches his 16th complete game as the first-place Orioles defeat the Red Sox, 8-2, in Boston. Cuellar (17-7) also gets two hits and scores two runs.

Sept. 1, 1969: An 8-0 victory in Milwaukee over the Chicago White Sox gives Jim Palmer (14-2) his sixth shutout and sixth straight win since returning from six weeks on the disabled list with a back injury. Palmer shaves his American League-leading ERA to 1.89 as the first-place Orioles improve to 92-43.

Aug. 29, 1958: "Ashamed, disappointed … but not discouraged," coach Weeb Ewbank says of the Colts' 27-7 preseason loss to the Washington Redskins at Memorial Stadium. Receiver Raymond Berry drops two passes and quarterback Johnny Unitas is 9-for-23 with two interceptions, as Baltimore's soon-to-be NFL champions fall to 0-2-1.

Aug. 28, 1954: Knotty Pine, a 4-inch crustacean with one claw, defeats 39 entrants to win the annual National Hard Crab Derby in Crisfield. Knotty Pine completes the 20-foot race in three minutes and wins by 3 feet before 1,500 cheering spectators.

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Birthday

Aug. 29, 1939: Frank "Noodles" Zupo, an Orioles catcher who, in his first appearance in 1957, teamed with pitcher George Zuverink to give Baltimore the first "Z" battery in big league history. Zupo died in 2005.

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